We provide services to children, teens and young adults with developmental, neurological and congenital impairments. Services can be habilitative (learning a skill for the first time) or rehabilitative (becoming more proficient at a skill or relearning a skill). We focus on improving a child's ability to interact with and enjoy his environment.
If you notice difficulties in one or more of these areas, an evaluation and treatment may be appropriate:
Some of our speech therapy specialty services are:
All of our speech therapists hold Masters degrees and Certificates of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and are licensed by the state of North Carolina.
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Experience: 1st year at C&FD, 1 year of experience
Education: MS Appalachian State University, BA University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Certifications & Training: generalized training in speech, language, swallowing and hearing impairments
Experience: 6 years at C&FD, 18 years of experience
Education: MA & BS, Appalachian State University
Certifications & Training: Hanen It Takes Two To Talk®, Picture Exchange Communication System® (PECS) Level 1 trained, PROMPT© trained, Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson Oral Motor Intervention Approach:Talk Tools®
Hilary Frank, MA CCC-SLP
Experience: 1st year at C&FD, 3 years of experience
Education: MA South Carolina State University, BS Elementary Education University of Central Florida
Certifications & Training: Kaufman® Children who Struggle to Speak: Vocal-Verbal Skills for Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Other Speech Sound Disorders, Reading with TLC, Self Regulation in Children: Keeping the Body, Mind, and Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD, or Sensory Disorders, TalkTools®: A Sensory Motor Approach to Apraxia of Speech and Related Motor Speech Disorders
Experience: 1 year at C&FD, 3 years of experience
Education: MA University of Memphis, BA Indiana University
Certifications & Training: Alternative assessment measures for bilingual, culturally and linguistically diverse children; Dynavox device workshop; Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach by Talk Tools®
Experience: 17 years at C&FD, 17 years of experience
Education: MS & BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Certifications & Training: Auditory Processing Disorders, Debra Beckman Oral Motor Protocol©, Phonological Processing Disorders, Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson Oral Motor Intervention Approach: Talk Tools®
Experience: 4 years at C&FD, 5 years of experience
Education: MS University of South Alabama, BS University of South Alabama
Certifications & Training: Eating with Ease: Managing Complex Feeding and Swallowing Problems, Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach by Talk Tools®, Hanen It Takes Two To Talk®, Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding™ (SOS), Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson Oral Motor Intervention Approach:Talk Tools®